Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
Can't believe we lost J.J. Cale. Without question one of the finest songwriters of my generation but also one of the nicest gentlemen I've ever had the privilege to meet.
Black Joe is back with another collection of tender love ballads... yeah, right!
This will be our next best kept secret to cross over to mass adulation, or at least they should based on this terrific new album!
One of my absolute favorite pop rockers is getting ready to release his first ever covers album.
The new album isn't due until November but Brendan sent me a few tunes to tide me over until it arrives. This one should be a hit, whatever the hell that means!
I am completely in love with this record... here's the title track.
Not only is Jason Isbell one of the finest young songwriters on the scene. He just married Amanda Shires, who is pretty damn terrific as well! Great new record.
They're back!!!!!!!! The rock album we all need right now, pushed forward by one of the best pure rock drummers on the planet, Jon Wurster.
Believe it or not this marks the first time the legendary PHJB have recorded an album containing all original material. Produced by Ben Jaffe and Jim James.
Gil Scott-Heron is the artist that opened my teenage white-boy suburban eyes to what was really happening racially in the America of my youth. Using beat poetry, blues, jazz and everything in between he not only laid the groundwork for rap and hip-hop, but continued the truth telling of personal heroes like Lenny Bruce. I have played Gil at every radio station I've worked at and no one was happier than me when he emerged with "I'm New Here." This is not only a huge loss to the music world but yet another warning that it's best to steer clear of the hard stuff, and under no circumstances should you ever do a drug named after a part of your ass! Thank you for your art Gil, may you finally find some peace.